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Hoarders to the Rescue

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by InkEd, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. InkEd

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    Perhaps some of the "ammo hoarders" could become "ammo heroes" and sell some of their stockpile (at reasonable prices) to those of us that actually shoot our firearms.

    Anyone that has more than a 5 year supply, care to help us out? You could use the cash for something that you might actually use...
     
  2. BemidjiDweller

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    They are using it, they will just use in a few years instead of this weekend.
     
  3. InkEd

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    That's what they told their wives 12 years ago when they bought it. Then again every time since the first purchase. LOL
     
  4. dirtykid

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    Or at least lay-off the .22 ammo !
    I have not been able to find any CCI LRHP on the shelf for at least a month now,
    My .223 and .243 are partially dis-assembled awaiting parts for upgrades,and my
    itch to go plinking has turn into a serious rash....
     
  5. CoRoMo

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    So those who have, should spread the wealth around? Eh, I'm not too sweet on redistribution politics.

    And I wouldn't assume that hoarders aren't using what they were quick and wise enough to acquire.

    But the notion of 'hoarders' coming to the rescue, spreading the love around and making a bit in the process... it's already happening; see here: www.gunbroker.com
     
  6. silicosys4

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    You really think there are enough "hoarders" here to re-up the supply chain that MILLIONS of panicky new gun owners have drained? From what I'm seeing concerning the ration of prepared/unprepared, that's a very wishful thought.
     
  7. wally

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    I'm retiring soon, my "five year supply" will be shot up over the next five years!

    Will a "reasonable" price now buy the same amount of ammo five years from now?
     
  8. brboyer

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    Nope. You should have planned ahead like we did. :banghead:

    Shooting several hundred rounds a week. Grand-kids will be doing the same in 10 years.:neener:

    If I were to ever sell any, my prices would make Cheaper Than Dirt's prices look like a 75% off going out of business sale.:D
     
  9. il.bill
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    This situation is specifically covered somewhere in The Book.

    When the bridegroom arrived late and the virgins whose lamps were running out of oil asked those who had thought ahead to share, the legitimate reply was along the lines of 'Then there will not be enough for us, either".

    Take responsibility for yourself and think / plan ahead. I am nearly out of a couple of calibers I like to shoot, but that is my own fault, plain and simple. I was waiting for the winter local gun shows and the January Cabela's sale to stock back up. Due to some unexpected circumstances outside of my control, that turned out to be a flawed plan, but one of my own design. When I can again buy some more ammo, or get the components needed to reload, I will then be able to go out and shoot. Until then I am stuck with the inventory I previously acquired through the normal course of enjoying my hobby.
     
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    That would defeat the purpose of hoarding now wouldn't it? :evil:

    I certainly don't have everything I want, and I vow to not let it happen again the next panic. I don't know that I'll be able to afford to stockpile 5 years worth, but I won't be caught again. I certainly don't begrudge anyone who is more prepared than I. Jealous maybe. :)
     
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    How could any self respecting 22 owner not have 3 or 4 thousand rounds sitting around? It's irresponsible.
     
  13. Spymaster

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    Exactly! Its nauseating, how this collectivist mindset infest these sites, same exact people who viciously attacked, and smeared anyone who tried to warn of what was imminent after the commie first got elected, now that he has been re-elected, his gloves are off, and he is conducting full scale war on the 2nd, and here we are, the self-righteous collectivists that put him there, sounding off on those wise souls that actually used the brain riding between their shoulders and planned ahead.

    I'll sell the op all he wants, at $100.00 plus per box, other wise he can pick up the bow and arrow for all I care...
     
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    I've only got a 2 or 3 year supply. :D And even then I'm on the lookout for good ammo deals to replenish what I constantly shoot.
     
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    Well done! :)
     
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    What were you doing when prices were good and quantity was plentiful? One of these days, quantity will return and prices might become "reasonable" again. If and when it does, will you use this as a learning experience or are you going to slip back into your old habits again? In the mean time, consider this a hard lesson learned.
     
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    I've been wondering about youth programs and whether or not we can help keep them supplied.
     
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    Amen to that. It's not as if people who planned ahead enjoy having our money tied up in ammo we aren't currently shooting. We looked ahead and planned accordingly.

    Not that long ago 22 ammo was MUCH more available and MUCH cheaper. I have little to no sympathy for those who whine about people who did the intelligent thing.

    It irks me in sort of the same way as those who whine about having no money when they wasted theirs asking me to share some of my "hoarded" money.
     
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    The O.P. might attract some offers if he could avoid name calling like "ammo hoarders" and wisecracks like "those of us that actually shoot our firearms." and "That's what they told their wives 12 years ago when they bought it. Then again every time since the first purchase."

    Even then he will still have to deal with what he thinks is "at reasonable prices."

    This post imho is just a thinly veiled cheap shot at folks he considers to be hoarders.
     
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    I got caught with my pants down ammunition-wise. But I don't blame the "hoarders," I only blame myself. More importantly, I've learned from my mistake and I won't let it happen again. When this crisis is over, I'll be starting a collection of reloading supplies and ammunition so that when the next crisis comes I can lord it over other people. :D;)
     
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    Complaining about normal prices and asking where the deals are at!!
     
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    I think supply will start to catch up here soon.

    I know some are saying we are 6-9 months behind. But I have been seeing things trickle out lately, that were just not there at all a month ago.

    Heck, last week, my local Gander Mountain even had a sale.

    yes, their .223 was gone before lunch. and the 22 and 9 sold out before dinner time. But I stopped in there a few days later and they still had plenty of 45 and 40 as well as other rounds. For decent prices still.

    At least 22 isnt a military or law enforcement round, and they dont use the same primers or anything. So, give it some time. 22 will start creeping back in here soon in my opinion.
     
  23. HighExpert

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    I took inventory the other night and discovered 14k of .22lr. I paid about $9 a brick and could now sell for close to $100 a brick. I won't for two reasons. 1. I wouldn't feel right about it and 2. I very well might need it. Oh, I forgot, 3. My wife said "No Way" we may need it. Sorry guys.
     
  24. jerkface11

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    Maybe we should get the government to step in and redistribute the ammo!
     
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    Maybe we should get the government to step in and redistribute the ammo!



    Haa Haa, that is good!


    AF
     
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